First Look! Vanna White Fills in as Wheel of Fortune Host After Pat Sajak's Emergency Surgical procedure

First Look! Vanna White Fills in as Wheel of Fortune Host After Pat Sajak's Emergency Surgery

Vanna White is stepping in as Wheel of Fortune host alongside some lovely shock friends!

After the hit sport present introduced on Friday that White, 62, can be filling in for host Pat Sajak following his emergency surgical procedure, Wheel of Fortune shared a primary take a look at her upcoming episodes, which can start airing on Dec. 9.

“Vanna steps in as host and Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy, and Pluto be part of within the enjoyable!” the present tweeted two pictures of White on the set of Wheel of Fortune. The images additionally confirmed a sneak peek on the set’s Christmas decorations.

Within the first picture, White stands subsequent to the well-known wheel with Disney characters Donald Duck, Goofy and Pluto. The tv character additionally poses alongside Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse within the second picture, which was taken in entrance of the present’s Christmas-themed backdrop.

On Friday, the present’s reps informed PEOPLE that longtime host Sajak, 73, needed to bear emergency surgical procedure for a blocked gut.

Whereas Sajak is predicted to be tremendous, Thursday’s taping of the present, which is now in its 37th season, was canceled.

“The Wheel of Fortune taping on Thursday was canceled as a result of host Pat Sajak underwent profitable emergency surgical procedure to appropriate a blocked gut,” the present posted to its social media channels. “He’s resting comfortably and searching ahead to getting again to work. Taping resumed in the present day as scheduled, and Vanna White has stepped in a bunch.”

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Sajak has been internet hosting Wheel of Fortune, which is the longest-running syndicated sport present within the U.S., since 1982. The present taped its 7,000th episode in Might of final 12 months.

The sport present host has been married to Lesly Sajak, a photographer, since 1989, and the couple has two youngsters, son Patrick, 29, and daughter Maggie, 25.

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Final month, White opened as much as PEOPLE about her and Sajak’s “brotherly and sisterly chemistry” — and revealed that within the 37 years they’ve been on air collectively, she and Sajak have by no means had a single struggle in actual life, besides as soon as about whether or not or to not put ketchup on a sizzling canine.

“We’re one huge household,” she informed PEOPLE of the Wheel of Fortune forged and crew. “It’s great.”